Malvaceae Week: Grewia asiatica from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 6, 2011, 9:51:05 PM9/6/11
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Grewia asiatica Linn., Mant. 1:122. 1767. DC., Prodr. 1:511. 1824
syn: Grewia hainesiana Hole; Grewia subinaequalis DC.

Local names
Hindi: Phalsa, dhamin, parusha, shukri
Tel: Jana, nallajana

Large shrub or small tree with broadly ovate to almost orbicular leaves, never lobed, acute to obtuse at apex; stipules obliquely lanceolate or falcate; flowers orange-yellow, 2 cm across; sepals 1.2 cm long; stamens numerous, filaments orange-yellow turning red; fruit globose, 5-12 mm across, dark purple.

Sold as seasonal fruit in tropical and subtropical areas. Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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Balkar Arya

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Sep 7, 2011, 3:16:57 AM9/7/11
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Sir Leaves also pls
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964

Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 7, 2011, 3:42:32 AM9/7/11
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Here it is. Actually when the tree was flowering in Delhi, all older leaves had almost fallen and new were emerging along with flowers. Here is a few which were still to fall.



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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

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Balkar Arya

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Sep 7, 2011, 9:20:52 AM9/7/11
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Thanks Sir
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